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Morgan Moroney (he/him) is a lighting and video designer working across theatre, opera, dance and installation. Growing up on Kaurna land, he currently lives and works primarily on Gadigal land. He brings a distinct multidisciplinary approach to his practice, with a particular fascination for integrated-media live performance.  

A graduate of NIDA, Morgan received the 2020 APDG Emerging Designer for Live Performance Award for his design on Ghosts directed by Priscilla Jackman (NIDA). In 2023, he recieved the APDG Event Engineering Lighting Design Award for Cleansed (Red Line Productions). He has been nominated twice for a Sydney Theatre Award in Best Independent Lighting Design, for Cleansed  and Significant Other (New Theatre); as well as an additional APDG nomination for Anatomy of a Suicide (Sugary Rum).

Morgan’s recent collaborations as Lighting and Video Designer include: Collapsible, which he also co-directed, CAMP (Siren Theatre & WorldPride) and A Practical Guide to Self-Defence (Merrigong & NTofP). Morgan’s work as Lighting Designer includes Suddenly Last Summer and Clyde’s (Ensemble), The Barber of Seville (Opera Australia National Tour), Shack (ATYP) and Jali (Jubilee Street). His video design work includes A Letter for Molly and Still Unqualified (Ensemble).

In March 2022, Morgan worked with Nick Schlieper as Assistant Lighting Designer for The Phantom of the Opera on Sydney Harbour (Opera Australia). Morgan was also awarded the inaugural NIDA X Storytelling Futures grant to support the development of Collapsible by Margaret Perry – a work exploring XR technologies in live performance, presented at the Old Fitz Theatre in 2023. Morgan is one half of independent theatre contingent essential workers

Morgan is represented by HLA Management.
E: natalie.stewart@hlamgt.com.au or morgan@morganmoroney.com


WINNER | Event Engineering Lighting Design Award 2023
Australian Production Design Guild, for Cleansed (Redline & Maximillian Brown)

WINNER | NIDA X Storytelling Futures Grant 2022
National Insitute of Dramatic Art, for Collapsible

WINNER | Emerging Designer for Live Performance 2021
Australian Production Design Guild, for Ghosts (NIDA 2020)


NOMINATION | Event Engineering Lighting Design  Award 2023
Australian Production Design Guild, for Anatomy of a Suicide (Sugary Rum & Chopt Logic)

NOMINATION | Best Independent Lighting Design 2022
Sydney Theatre Awards, for Cleansed (Redline & Maximillian Brown)

NOMINATION | Best Independent Lighting Design 2021
Sydney Theatre Awards, for Significant Other (New Theatre)


Process Interview - Australian Production Design Guild

Conjuring the Intangible: Reflections on process from a Lighting Designer -
ADSR Zine, March 2022

Lighting and Video Designer’s Future Shines Bright
- Department for the Arts & NIDA

upcoming projects

Lighting Designer | The Nutcracker dir. Elsie Edgerton-Till | Australian Chamber Orchestra | Neilson Theatre

Lighting & co-Set Designer | Saplings dir. Abbie-Lee Lewis | ATYP / Sydney Festival | Rebel Theatre

selected credits


Lighting Designer | Track Works (opera) dir. Clemence Williams | BBT Theatre Company | Mortuary Station

Lighting Designer | Girls in Boys’ Cars dir. Priscilla Jackman | National Theatre of Parramatta | Lennox Theatre

Lighting Designer | Mr Bailey’s Minder dir. Damien Ryan | Ensemble Theatre

Lighting & co-Set Designer | Inferno dir. Constantine Costi | Brandenburg Orchestra | Casula Powerhouse

Lighting & Set Designer | Jali dir. Oliver Twist | SOHO Theatre, London (return season)

Lighting Designer | Suddenly Last Summer dir. Shaun Rennie | Ensemble Theatre

Lighting Designer | Clyde’s dir. Darren Yap | Ensemble Theatre

co-Director, Lighting & co-Video Designer | Collapsible by Margaret Perry | essential workers / Redline | Old Fitz Theatre

Lighting & Video Designer | CAMP dir. Kate Gaul | Siren Theatre Co, Seymour Centre & Sydney WorldPride | Reginald Theatre

Associate Video Designer | Kairos dir. & chor. Meryl Tankard | Sydney Festival 2023 & FORM | Carriageworks Bay 20

Associate Lighting Designer | Maureen: Harbinger of Death | Adelaide Festival


Lighting Designer | The Barber of Seville dir. Priscilla Jackman | Opera Australia | National Tour 2022-23

Lighting Designer | Anatomy of a Suicide dir. Shane Anthony | Sugary Rum, Chopt Logic & Seymour Centre | Reginald Theatre

Lighting Designer | SHACK dir. Hayden Tonazzi | Australian Theatre for Young People | Rebel Theatre

Lighting Designer | Being Here Now & Uh Oh (Dance Double Bill) | Redline | Old Fitz Theatre

co-Lighting Designer | Cleansed dir. Dino Dimitriadis | Maximillian Brown & Redline, Old Fitz Theatre

Lighting/Video Designer | A Practical Guide to Self Defence dir. Dom Mercer | NToP & Merrigong | Lennox & Bruce Gordon Theatres

Set/Lighting/Video Designer | Art + Information dir. Kate Gaul | Seymour Centre & USYD | Reginald Theatre

Lighting/Set Designer | Jali dir. Oliver Twist | Seymour Centre, Reginald Theatre & national tour

Video Designer | A Letter for Molly dir. Ursula Yovich | Ensemble

Video Designer | Unqualified 2: Still Unqualified dir. Janine Watson | Ensemble

Associate Lighting Designer | PPY22: Revealed | Sydney Dance Company | Carriageworks Bay 20

Associate Lighting Designer | King of Pigs | Critical Stages Touring  

Associate Lighting Designer | Maureen: Harbinger of Death | Rising Festival & Darwin Festival

Assistant Video Designer | That Was Friday dir. Charley Sanders | House of Sand, Belco Arts Canberra

Assistant Lighting Designer | The Phantom of the Opera on Sydney Harbour dir. Simon Phillips | Opera Australia


Assistant Video Designer | Jagged Little Pill AU | GWB Entertainment | Theatre Royal

Lighting Designer | Significant Other dir. Hayden Tonazzi | New Theatre

Lighting Designer | The Construct dir. Zebastian Hunter | Circus Monoxide & Quiet Riot | Bruce Gordon Theatre

Lighting Designer | Cool Pool Party 2: Graduation (workshop showing) | ban shakespeare | NIDA, Studio Theatre

Lighting Designer | The Twins dir. Terence Serio & Sarah Butler | Shark Island Institute | Reginald Theatre & national tour

co-Video Designer | Outdated dir. Mark Kilmurry | Ensemble

Lighting Associate | Othello dir. Damien Ryan | Sport for Jove | York Theatre & Riverside Theatre

Lighting Associate | The Tempest dir. Damien Ryan | Sport for Jove | York Theatre & Riverside Theatre

Video Associate | Claudel dir. Wendy Beckett chor. Meryl Tankard | Tinderbox | Sydney Opera House, Playhouse

Video Associate | Ernani dir. Sven-Eric Bechtolf | Opera Australia & Teatro Alla Scala | Sydney Opera House, Joan Sutherland Theatre


Lighting/Video Designer | Ghosts dir. Priscilla Jackman | NIDA | Reg Grundy Studio

Lighting/Video Designer | ANTIGONICK dir. Zoë Hollyoak | NIDA | Space Theatre

Lighting Designer | And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of Queens... dir. Liam McIlwain | NIDA | Space Theatre

Lighting Designer | The Cat dir. Amelia Burke | NIDA | Space Theatre

Lighting Designer | On My Own dir. Zoë Hollyoak (music video) | NIDA & Triple J

Lighting Designer | Everybody dir. Gabriel Fancourt | Cross Pollinate & bAKEHOUSE | King's Cross Theatre

Lighting Designer | Pit dir. Mikala Westall | sandpaperplane | Old 505 Theatre

Video Designer | Talkback dir. Elise Wilson | sandpaperplane | Blue Room Theatre

Lighting/Surtitle Designer | DavidDavis@ dir. Andrew McInnes (staged workshop) | Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Music Workshop

co-Designer & Producer | noise (audiovisual installation) | Articulate Project Space


Lighting Designer | FAUST dir. Sam Trotman | NIDA | Space Theatre

Lighting Designer | A Respectable Wedding dir. Tait De Lorenzo | NIDA | Space Theatre

Lighting Designer | Inhabit (movement installation) | NIDA | Studio Theatre Substage

Video Designer | Marat/Sade dir. Gavin Robins & John Bashford | NIDA | Studio Theatre

Video Designer | håmlet - a newer australian play | ban shakespeare | Bondi Pavilion Theatre & here we are @ AGNSW

Associate Lighting Designer | This Bitter Earth dir. Riley Spadaro | New Theatre

co-Designer | Ophelia (video installation) | NIDA | Parade Theatre Sound Stage

2018 - preceding

Video Associate | Ex Machina dir. Finn Caldwell | NIDA | Space Theatre

Lighting/Video Designer | Hell Hath No Fury (Antigone + Machinal) | Forge Theatre

Lighting/Video Designer | Echoes of the Mask | Forge Theatre (Adelaide Fringe)

Photo by Andrew Fraser


I acknowledge the Bidjigal and Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the traditional custodians
of the land on which I live and work. Sovereignty was never ceded.

© 2023 | morgan@morganmoroney.com

I acknowledge the Bidjigal and Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which I live and work. 
Sovereignty was never ceded.